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Author Topic: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018  (Read 2494 times)

Offline kalvados

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Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« on: December 10, 2018, 0540 UTC »
08 dec 2018 08:38z 15862 kHz USB unid station electronik music non stop, no voice, no ID

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QYDH_rz2sNk1xAZh1LkO9DyDNjCkQNwZ

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Re: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 1807 UTC »
I recognize the music - it's used as "hold" music by telephone scammers after their robocall autodialers ring you up and you press "1." Thus it must be part of a standard music package used outside of the US, because those guys are mostly Indian.
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Re: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 2059 UTC »
Interesting use of that music in the fixed/mobile band 15600 kHz to 16460 kHz, although that frequency range is also used by maritime or marine mobile stations operating out of band.  It could very well be a channel marker or "holder" of some sort, or maybe somebody testing.....because "hold music" makes sense as the best way to test your new radio link..
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Re: Unid 15862 kHz USB 08 dec 2018
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 0612 UTC »
Interesting use of that music in the fixed/mobile band 15600 kHz to 16460 kHz, although that frequency range is also used by maritime or marine mobile stations operating out of band.  It could very well be a channel marker or "holder" of some sort, or maybe somebody testing.....because "hold music" makes sense as the best way to test your new radio link....

I thought if they are testing for readability, they would use a tone generator or a synth doing scales or a voice saying stock phrases. "The Buzzer" (MDZhB aka UVB-76 or UZB-76) in Russia is a channel marker/holder for the military district east of Moscow, and all it does is buzz off and on until the top of the hour when it does a two-tone buzz, then it resumes.....using hold music seems like overkill for a marker. I think this is "weird" pirate radio testing.
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